A pastor recognized as Samuel Alade-Emin, has been dismissed by an Ondo State Justice of the Peace’s Courtroom sitting in Akure, the state capital, for his alleged involvement within the loss of life of a member’s son. his church, Olasupo Abiona.
It was found that Abiona, who disappeared for seven days in August 2022, was later discovered within the custody of the pastor of Alagbado village within the Odigbo native authorities space of the state.
Pastor Emin was arrested and dropped at court docket on two counts of deprivation of liberty and homicide, after Abiona died in an undisclosed hospital after being given a toxic substance to be consumed by the cleric.
Police prosecutor Nelson Akintimehin advised the court docket that the defendant unlawfully detained Abiona, who was the son of one of many church elders, towards his will.
Akintimehin additionally disclosed that the defendant allegedly administered a suspected toxic substance to the deceased, which brought on him to vomit blood and die, an offense that violated Sections 365 and 316(5) of the Penal Legislation of Ondo State, 2006.
The police prosecutor additional requested the court docket to maintain the defendant who pleaded not responsible, on the correctional middle pending the result of the opinion of the state Director of Public Prosecutions.
The defendant’s lawyer, A. Motunrayo, nevertheless requested the court docket to grant his consumer bail underneath essentially the most liberal circumstances, insisting on his innocence.
The Chief Justice of the Peace, Musa Al-Yunus, ordered the remand of the accused to the correctional middle pending the opinion of the Director of Public Prosecutions of the State. He adjourned the case till February 9, 2023.